The Napa premiere screening of "André - The Voice of Wine", takes place on Saturday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Theater in Yountville.
The feature-length documentary tells the story of Andre Tchelistcheff, the influential winemaker often referred to as the “dean of American winemakers.”
Directed by his grandnephew Mark Tchelistcheff and narrated by Academy Award-winner Ralph Fiennes, the film features interviews with winemakers Christian Mouiex, Francis Ford Coppola, Mike Grgich, Warren Winiarski, Rick Sayre, Rob Davis and others.
Special guests include director Mark Tchelistcheff, who will moderate a panel following the film. A wine tasting featuring wineries associated with Tchelistcheff over the course of his five decade-long career, including Beaulieu Vineyard, with whom Tchelistcheff worked for more than 35 years, will be available with a $95 VIP ticket. Purchase tickets at lincolntheater.com.
The screening is a presentation of Festival Napa Valley and the Lincoln Theater, and is part of the festival’s new Springboard series, coinciding with Arts Council Napa Valley’s ”Arts in April.”
Kicking off the Springboard series is a concert by 18-year- old singer Wé McDonald at the Napa Valley Opera House’s JaM Cellars Ballroom.
Wé made her national television debut with an audition on the NBC-TV series The Voice, and made it to the show’s 2016 finale. She will make her Napa debut performing jazz standards and pop classics. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 student admission.
Wé will visit the students at the Camille Creek Community School in Napa on April 5.
The fourth annual 5k and 10k Sun Run takes off from downtown Yountville for a run through the vineyards to raise funds to support Festival Napa Valley’s arts education programs. Individual and team registrations are available.
To purchase tickets to Springboard events and to register for the Sun Run, visit festivalnapavalley.org/springboard.